Efficiency of the South African equity market
AbstractThe article examines long memory in equity returns and volatility for South Africa using the ARFIMA-FIGARCH model in order to assess the efficiency of the market. The sample considered encompasses a period of equity market reform in order to ascertain if such reforms promoted efficiency in the market. The results show that volatility exhibits a predictable component in both sample periods, while returns in both sample periods do not. This suggests that equity market reforms had a benign impact on the market.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics Letters.
Volume (Year): 4 (2008)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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- Cifter, Atilla, 2012. "Volatility Forecasting with Asymmetric Normal Mixture Garch Model: Evidence from South Africa," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(2), pages 127-142, June.
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